Children's Defense Fund – California believes that California’s long-term prosperity depends upon all children having the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Everyday, we champion programs and policies that ensure a level playing field for the most vulnerable children and youth in the state - focusing in particular on expanding opportunities for youth to grow up in safe neighborhoods, access comprehensive health care coverage, and be educated in positive learning environments - because their future, and ours, depends on it.
Children's Defense Fund – California is the western regional office of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), a national child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly over 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. Founded Marian Wright Edelman in 1973, CDF champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority.
Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, Children's Defense Fund – California has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, and Long Beach, as well as partners working throughout the state.